Govt. stages late night walkout… Motion passed to establish National Commemoration Commission

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Government staged a walkout from the National Assembly Friday evening after the Opposition refused to defer a motion for the establishment of a National Heritage Commission. Earlier, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) agreed to an 11th hour proposal by Government to change the name to the National Commemoration Commission. It was shortly after 22:00hrs […]

Linden Hospital accounts staff arrested in $25 Million fraud probe

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under News 

  Three staffers attached to the accounts department at the Linden Hospital Complex have been arrested following allegations of a multimillion-dollar fraud. Kaieteur News understands that the three were arrested on Friday after a $25M million fraud was uncovered. Reports so far indicate that several senior officials from the Criminal Investigation Police Headquarters in Georgetown […]

Community-minded role model, Ouditnarine Tejpertab, is a ‘Special Person’

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under News 

“When we build our communities, the next generation benefits immediately, since there is a paved future for all. I want to make my little contribution; I want to make a difference.”   By Leon Suseran This week we feature a young man—in his 30s—who is tangibly making a difference, using his life to touch others; […]

Mazaruni River crash…Police play crucial role, 10th body recovered

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Yesterday, the search and rescue team in the Mazaruni River recovered yet another body which has been identified as that of Ricky Boob of Barr Street, Kitty. This latest recovery has taken the death toll to ten. On Friday the team recovered the bodies of, Kevon Ambrose of, Vergenoegen, East Bank, Essequibo; Deon Moses, 33 […]

Execution in hotel yard… Killer suspected to be known ‘hit-man’

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under News 

The tall, slim gunman who brazenly executed businessman Intaz Roopnarine in a West Ruimveldt hotel yard is believed to be a paid killer who is known to the police. This was disclosed yesterday by a senior official who said that investigators came to this conclusion after repeated viewing of surveillance video which showed the killer […]

Dem Boys Seh … Jagdeo want tun reporter now

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under Dem Boys Seh, Features / Columnists, News 

Imagine that dem parliament got big story bout who should get special day and who should get special treatment. Nearly ten years ago de same parliament vote fuh de nation celebrate Arrival Day. De thing did start off as Indian Arrival Day but when people start fuh talk bout African Arrival Day and Amerindian Arrival […]

GPHC Residency programme very impressive – Veteran Gynaecologist

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Administered by veteran Gynaecologist, Dr Sterling Williams, the prestigious Council on Resident Education in Obstetrics and Gynaecology (CREOG) examinations was this past weekend delivered to the inaugural batch of doctors undertaking the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC’)s Residency Masters Degree Programme in Obstetrics and Gynaecology. Dr Williams along with a team has during the past […]

Canada to continue to fund training for GDF in Jamaica

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Canadian Defence Attaché, Colonel Yvan Boilard paid a courtesy call to Chief of Staff Commodore Gary Best, at his office at Defence Headquarters, Base Camp Ayanganna on Tuesday. It was Colonel Boilard’s first visit to the Guyana Defence Force. At the meeting with the Chief of Staff, Boilard and Commodore Gary Best mulled likely areas […]

North Ruimveldt, Lodge, Dolphin in winners’ row

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Goals off the boots of the diminutive pair of Carl Griffith in the 20th minute and Jeremy Garrett in the 41st steered North Ruimveldt Secondary to a hard fought 2-1 victory over a stubborn St. Winefride Secondary in the latest Milo U20 school fixtures which continued yesterday, at the Ministry of Education ground. After the […]

Ramdass slams ton, Alphonso, Jacobs star with ball as Police, MSC grab 1st innings points

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Opener Ryan Ramdass slammed an attractive 150 as Everest Cricket Club plied up 306-6 declared off 75.5 overs against GYO as play in the Georgetown Cricket Association\ Hadi’s First division 2 day competition continued yesterday. Ramdass shared in an opening stand of 241withTagenarine Chanderpaul before the latter was run out for 79 inclusive of six […]

UG take 1st innings from MYO, Surat bags 5-wkt haul for Everest

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

University of Guyana took first innings honours from host MYO, while Everest are 9 runs away from taking first innings points against Police as the Georgetown Cricket Association\ Noble House Sea Foods 2nd division 2 day competition continued yesterday with two matches. At MYO, the home team were bowled out for 124 in 35 overs […]

GFF Convenes Meeting with GFRC

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

– urged to work together for good of the game Following the recently appointed Referees Committee (RC) as stipulated by the FIFA Referees Regulations, the Guyana Football Federation (GFF) and members of the RC met with members of the Guyana Football Referees Council (GFRC) at the Ministry of Education Pavilion yesterday morning. The meeting which […]

Michael Singh is new GABA President

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

– says his focus is on “forward” By Edison Jefford Owner of Paladin Security Firm, and President of the Colts Basketball Club, Michael Singh, was yesterday elected President of the Georgetown Amateur Basketball Association (GABA) after an electoral process handed him a unanimous decision. Colts and Pacesetters had nominated Singh for the post. He was […]

Jeffrey captures cycling season opener

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Raynauth Jeffrey started the year in fine fashion, carting off the season opening feature event in the 11-race programme at the inner circuit of the National Park yesterday. The teenager won the race of the 20th annual Ricks and Sari Agro Industries sponsored programme in convincing style, as he continued the impressive form he displayed […]

2013 New Building Society Second Division 40-Over Cricket starts in eight zones today

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The 2013 New Building Society Second Division 40-Over Cricket Competition organised by the Berbice Cricket Board and having one hundred and one teams participating, in the Ancient County continues this weekend with first round matches in eight of the sixteen zones and second round matches in two. Sunday’s first round fixtures: Zone A: West Berbice. […]

Second semi of Banks Classic Inter-Club Basketball competition on in Berbice today

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The second semifinal in the inaugural Banks DIH Classic Inter-Club Basketball competition will be played today at the Fyrish Hard Court in Corentyne. Home team Fyrish Black Sharks will be looking to use their home advantage to devour Rose Hall Town in a game which is expected to be keenly contested when action get started at 16:00hrs. The winner will book a place […]

2nd Trophy Stall / WDFA U-17 League Launched

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Uitvlugt Warriors maul Young Achievers 8-1 The second annual Trophy Stall sponsored West Demerara Football Association (WDFA) Under-17 League was officially launched yesterday at the Den Amstel Community Centre Ground. Representative of Trophy Stall Leroy Jack in an invited comment said that the entity was very pleased to be back on board for the second […]

Quincy Boyce registers lone knockout as Guyana Fight Night amateurs clash

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Several gyms were represented when the Guyana Boxing Association (GBA) fielded a team of eight boxers to participate in the January edition of Friday Night Fights at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH), Saturday evening last. Those include Young Achievers (YA), Harpy Eagles (HE), Forgotten Youth Foundation (FYF), Essequibo Boxing Gym (EBG), Rosehall Jammers (RHJ), […]

Monthly Athletics road race continues today in Berbice

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

The third edition of the Rose Hall Town Committee Development Organisation (RHTCDO) monthly road race, which is being held to help resuscitate athletics in Berbice, will be staged today. The 5KM event will begin from07:30 hrs and will be held from No1 Road, staring from in front of the Krishna Jagdeo Construction and end at […]

‘Heartrending’ development as Dorway/Austin middleweight title fight aborted

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

By Michael Benjamin The executive of the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC) had, less than two weeks ago, released its ratings of local boxers and had intimated a desire to fill the void in all of the divisions in an effort to prepare local pugilists for the international transition. In keeping with this projection, […]

“Travelling West Indies teams to Australia and India need to continue recent upward mobility!”

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under Sports 

Colin E. H. Croft West Indies senior men’s tour to Australia, for a series of One-Day Internationals and T-20-I’s, could not have come at a better time, given that euphoria we experienced in Caribbean T-20 2013. Similarly, West Indies Women, having just done excellently against higher-ranked South African Women, tying the ODI series, beating the […]

President Obama: The man unveiled

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, Ronald Sanders 

By Sir Ronald Sanders The speech may have been directed to a domestic United States audience, but in its boldness, its frankness and its inspirational quality, it was a speech to the citizens of the world. In the inauguration speech on January 21 marking his second term as president of the United States, Barack Obama […]

National Security and Crime – taking back our communities

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under AFC Column, Features / Columnists 

The issue of crime and security continues to be uppermost in the minds of most Guyanese citizens. Today, the AFC offers the following recommendations as first outlined in our Action Plan of 2011. We look forward to seeing the Government’s current plan as referred to by the Minister of Home Affairs and hope that in […]

When is too much too much?

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under Features / Columnists, My Column 

By Adam Harris Many years ago I read a short story entitled ‘How much land does a man need?’ It was during the days when I was in training to become a Science teacher. Thus began my relationship with the famed Russian writer, Leo Tolstoy. These days when certain things happen that story comes to […]

Book Review: Absorption

January 27, 2013 | Filed Under News 

Corporate Greed and Altruism collide in futuristic saga By Dr Glenville Ashby Absorption is a multi-layered, almost prophetic scenario projected unto a society already bedeviled by environmental rape. Guyanese-American journalist, I. Cush’s work is rooted in human redemption, altruism, and a theological foundation that cannot be dismissed. In metaphorical terms, the sanctity of the environment […]

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